I went into this film completely blind and when I realized what the actual plot was, my jaw hit the floor. This is a deeply unsettling film that is simultaneously a very beautiful one. Brie Larson and the young Jacob Tremblay are fantastic in the film. One of my favorite films of the decade.
Extremely compelling in concept alone, it is anchored by two incredibly strong performances. Certainly a lot to think about, and though I appreciate it’s hesitancy to unpack the content it also makes for more of an experience of a film rather than something artistic and rewatchable.
Jacob Tremblay ci regala una delle performance più belle che abbia mai visto tra gli attori bambini. Ho trattenuto il fiato dal momento in cui Jack si libera dal tappeto, attraverso la scena dove risponde alle domande dell'agente, fino al ritrovamento di Joy. Scritti benissimo i pensieri di Jack come voce narrante in alcuni momento della storia. Piccolo eroe, pieno di amore e coraggio, in un dramma inimmaginabile.
The first half is horribly claustrophobic and oppressive as Ma tries to turn her living hell into something positive for her son. The psychological torment continues after they break out and this is just as much a film about post traumatic stress as it is about the simple and unshakeable bond between parent and child. This wouldn't work of the actors weren't excellent - Brie Larson's Oscar is fully deserved.